February 13, 2021

Julie Curtiss, Appetizer, 2017

Finger food, anyone? French artist Julie Curtiss loves to makes viewers do a double-take, whether depicting a roast chicken made of human hair or offering up an unsavoury take on sushi. She is inspired by the surrealist imaginings of artists like René Magritte, Louise Bourgeois and Marcel Duchamp, as well as the frightening films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. “My work deals with ideas of the wild and the tame; nature and culture in the female psyche,” she told Holly Black in Elephant Issue 35. “I also like making something repulsive attractive, and vice versa.”

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